Tag: wheeled excavator

A self-propelled unit for excavating a bank with buckets mounted on wheels. The earth is deposited on a conveyor belt for loading up hauling units.

Wheeled Excavators in Material Recovery Facilities

Wheeled Excavators in Material Recovery Facilities

Excavators and wheeled excavators have always played a major role in landfill operations helping to dig and load cover material, points out Tom Griffith, senior system/application specialist for the Caterpillar Industrial & Waste Group.

In fact, in a busy facility, they are the primary loading tool, he adds. “They provide support

Cranes and Grapples

Cranes and Grapples

At Andersen Sales & Salvage in northern Colorado, one of the last things Vice President Dean Andersen wants to see happen is for one of his grapples to become scrap themselves—well before their time.

And yet he’s seen that happen in his company’s yards, which for 56 years has been the

A Rock and A Hard Place: Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles it All

A Rock and A Hard Place: Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles it All

The use of aggregate material continues to grow throughout the US and aggregate equipment manufacturers are improving their products to meet the demands for higher efficiency and uptime. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), third-quarter consumption of crushed stone in 2013 was up 8% from the same period in

A Rock and a Hard Place, Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles It All

A Rock and a Hard Place, Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles It All

The use of aggregate material continues to grow throughout the US and aggregate equipment manufacturers are improving their products to meet the demands for higher efficiency and uptime. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), third-quarter consumption of crushed stone in 2013 was up 8% from the same period in

Hyundai Construction Equipment R180W-9A Wheeled Excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment R180W-9A Wheeled Excavator

Las Vegas, NV – Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., a leading earth moving and material handling equipment manufacturer, recently displayed their R180W-9A wheeled excavator at ConExpo held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This fuel efficient, fast, smooth and easy to control machine provides operators with many

Small Is Beautiful

Small Is Beautiful

Much of the automated recycling equipment utilized by MRFs is derived from mining applications. The equipment has been modified from its original purpose in separating slag from ore, and in both waste and mining operations, size matters. That is to say, the smaller the better. Smaller-size pieces and objects are

Machines and the Modern Landfill

Machines and the Modern Landfill

Joe Minter knows how difficult it can be to find skilled dozer, loader and compactor operators, especially when you’re asking these operators to do their work at a landfill. The work can be tedious. It requires long days spent cooped up in a cab. The work is often repetitious.

Compact Essentials

Compact Essentials

With jobs flowing back into the industry through residential construction and oil-and-gas earthmoving work, grading and excavating contractors who have been hibernating on equipment purchases are now coming forward to add more to what for many has become an outdated fleet. The jobs may be smaller in size, necessitating compact

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